OSHR 1050 - The Art and Life of Vincent van Gogh

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This four-week course, coinciding with the opening of the exhibition Becoming Van Gogh at the Denver Art Museum (October 21, 2012-January 20, 2013), will discuss the life of Vincent van Gogh and his development into one of the most influential 19th century avant-garde artists.

Students will explore the art movements surrounding Vincent’s life, his unique niche as an outsider artist, his social circles, and his personal and artistic influences. Emphasis will be put upon his time spent at Arles with the artist Paul Gauguin.

The class may choose to carpool to Denver as a group to see the exhibit as an optional activity.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.